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NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

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Title

NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

Collection

NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2011

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2011; Australian drug trends series No. 80

Language

English

Subject

Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Ecstasy (Drug) -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Place of publication

Sydney (N.S.W)

ISBN

9780733430206

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/242182

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/610318

Page content

86 Table 67: Cocaine arrest and seizure characteristics, 2005/06-2009/10 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 Consumer arrests 1 1 0 1 0 Provider arrests 1 0 0 0 1 Total arrests* 1 1 0 4 1 Seizure number 3 3 0 6 1 Seizure weight (g) 5 26 0 235 13 Source: ACC * Includes arrests where consumer/provider status is not provided and so may be greater than the sum of the rows above Total arrests (597 arrests) for both cannabis consumer and providers were identical to the total arrest number in 2008/09. Although there were fewer seizures in 2009/10 than in 2008/09, the seizure weight of approximately 740 kilograms was far higher than recorded in previous years (Table 68). Table 68: Cannabis arrest and seizure characteristics, 2005/06-2009/10 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 Consumer arrests 368 409 386 422 393 Provider arrests 113 137 91 102 111 Total arrests* 526 588 552 597 597 Seizure number 1,144 986 1,077 1087 764 Seizure weight (g) 55,662 55,202 83,179 131,179 740,957 Source: ACC * Includes arrests where consumer/provider status is not provided and so may be greater than the sum of the rows above Table 69 shows that while there had been no provider arrests, the number of infringement notices increased to the highest number since 2005/06. Table 69: Cannabis infringement notices, 2005/06-2009/10 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 Consumer arrests 481 399 378 456 466 Provider arrests 0 0 0 0 0 Total arrests* 481 399 378 456 466 Source: ACC * Includes arrests where consumer/provider status is not provided and so may be greater than the sum of the rows above The NT Department of Justice also records infringement notices for cultivation and possession of cannabis, and these data are more recent than those obtained from the ACC. Figure 54 shows an increase in the number of infringement notices served for possession of cannabis (679 in 2010/11 compared to 559 in 2009/10) and a decrease in notices for cultivation (6 in 2010/11 compared to 11 in 2009/10).


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